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BLYTHEVffiLE COURIER VOL. XLI-NO. 213 I'y^^j 1 }* D»Uy Newi BlythevUl* Herald BlythevUle Courier Valley Leader TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS B-29s Sound Death Knelt For Tokyo ' By JAMES HARPER JJnited Press SUH Writer ..Ainerican 'B-29s, afler striking the Japanese empire 17 body blows, have landed .'one squarely on the button. ' . In their 18th raid, the sky giants have 'heaiied bombs on Tokyo for the first time In what Is officially proclaimed as the . kick-off in a pre-invasion : offensive. From now on out, the 1500-mile front from Saip'an to Tokyo'will become as iamiiiar to B-29 fliers as the 500- mile Erigland-to-Berlin run was to pilots of lesser planes. .Tokyo, the world's third city in size, is first in Importance as a bull's eye for Pacific bomba,rdiers. Every blow at Tokyo actually is a triple blow at 'Japan — at its morale, its administration and its war Industry. Japan's high home front' morale has largely been nurtured by the falsehoods of its propagandists. It must come as a surprise to the "T~ '^, •*** Japs that an en- James Harper emy whose fleet has been repeat- tdly jsrink and whose planes are shot clown In showers, can mount a raid,,on .their^capltal. The .OWI recently quoleil./a\ Japanese 'prpr lessor as saying: •*•• ! >' •- ."'•: _".'.. ./'.. .1C would ... npt, .matter 1 If ''Tokyo became a shambles, "But would the citizens of Tokyo be. able to take it? Trial is;the.fear." Home of Leaders On lop of lliat, Japan is administered from Tokyo. Gathered there are the 'men who run the army, Ihe navy and the home front. There, the .Emjjeror lives'. : in ^ ;tabat-cifcied|' palace. A^nd there Ihe • Diet- Smeetsl i;ld • Tubber-stanip the edicts of the war lords. But. Still more important, Tokyo • is Japan's industrial as well as its political /capital. Japan's greatest c.-mcehtr'ation of ' manufacturing plants'lies in a 20-mile belt along the west side of Tokyo Bay. There; the great cities of Tokyo, Yokohama, Kawasaki, ' Yokosura and Urr.gi lie like links In a chain. in greater Tokyo itself are massed some 43,000 factories. The city tiirns- out just about every industrial .Item under the siin. But its chief products are iron, steel, small arms, ammunition, military clothing, chemicals, dyestuffs, textiles, hosiery, electrical equipment and lubber. Many of those 'factories are fashioned of steel and concrete. AH are built to withstand the shock of Japan's frequent earthquakes. Bub even these fireproof .structures would be menaced if Tokyo's shnnty-lown section were set nfire. Over 50 per- cent of the homes In Tokyo are of one story, anrt most of them are highly inflammable, made of unpainled wood tmd bamboo. After Tokyo's 1923 lire and cartrquake, over half the cily was rebuilt. And, although many of the new buildings' are strongly made,-much of the city .slill is a match-box shim. America has just the tiling for that Jerry-built section. It Is a new six and one-half pound incendiary, found to be far more destructive than either magnesium or thermite bombs. The missile shoots out two- and-.-me-half pounds of Jellied gas, which sets fire lo anything it touches. The Army built a strange little village near Dugway, Utah, to test the bombs. Hoofs, will's, floors,' even interior frunishings, were the same as those in Janan. Using these buildings, the Army perfected the bombs, mskins sure that it would work on materials that coiu- I monly go into a Jap home. Tokyo is Japan's communications, p.s well as its political and Industrial center. The chief trunk line in the nation's 17,000-mile rail network runs directly through it. Over 5000 bridges span its canals and rivers. Hence' a powerful raid might keep both war materials and workers from rearhing Tokyo's fal- lorics. Tills, the world's third latest city, has begun Its downfall trip to death. Chicago Wheat ouen high low close prcl. Dec. . ICOVi 166',-j 10614 16GW 166'.i May . 161 li 161X 161 161 OF NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI JiLYTlIRVILLEi ARKANSAS. FRIDAY, NOVKMHBR 24,. 1944 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS ^^^^^^ • > . '. . • — • ' - -- n ' —,——* —->-'•— — «-.»rf • • T jut VM** A tj "" B-29s BEGIN DESTRUCTION OF TOKYO *• . _"• , ' ', * : ; •• '— ______ .. •* ' * • l '-»Ht' Allies Attempt To Get Bridges Crossing Rhine Patton Sends Tanks Off On New Assault; Battles Now Harder SUPREME ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Nov. 24. (TJP)-Amerl- can and French forces fighting shoulder to shoulder have all but liberated the great Rhine city of Strasbourg. Front reports .say the Alsatian industrial and communications center already Is 90 per cent cleared of organized German resistance. And the Allies are battling on the approaches lo three, undamaged bridges leading to Germany across the Rhine. . . General Lcclerc stormed into Strasbourg with his French Second Armored Division just before noon yesterday. And today the French tricolor flies from the spire of famous Strasbourg cathedral, still standing but damaged by bombs. First U. S. Penetration When the doughboys joined the r ranch, they scored the first American penetration to the Rhine. . United Press Correspondent Clinton Conger reports he found civilians cheering, waving flags and giving the V for victory signs when he entered Strasbourg with the Americans this morning. While the French and Americans fought close to the German homeland. General .Patton's American Third Army tanks jumped off'to. a new attack on the approaches to the Siegfried Line. Troops of the .Third Army are on the move 80 miles northwest of Strasbourg, just beyond the junction of,French, German and Luxembourg.borders. The advances have carried'to within' a few,, miles 6f Siegfried Line out- P.9sts in.thb-SrTar-ba'slhV-- ••• V . .Other.Drives Slowed However, the going is hard far'thV er,north, on the Allied front inside Germany. Three Allied armies slugging it out with German troops have been slowed almost to 'a standstill on the approaches to Cologne and Dussetdorf. The Nazis have thrown m eight to 12 divisions, some 80,000 to 120,000 men, and counter-attacked with - name-throwers and giant King .Tiger tartks. The' 'American Ninth Army reported small gains within 24 miles from Cologne. But Ihe British Second Army was' pushed back from Hoven, three miles northeast of Gel- lenkirchen. . . /The Germans' claim' they also captured Beeck, four miles northeast of Geilenkirchen, and that they crushed an American attempt to establish a bridgehead on tHe east bank of Roer rivcr^before Co-' logne. . . . Other Allied armies on the northern and southern ends of the western front were almost bogged down by rams, floods and stiffening resistance. However, some limited gams were reported. - : In the air war, German style, another German pickaback plane flew towards England last night but was shot down over the Channel. Fighter plane.? got the Heinkel, exploding the robot bomb it carried. V-2 Plants Destroyed Eighth Air Force headquarters have announced that Plying Fortresses practically wiped out a V-2 rocket assembly plant near Weimar In western Germany a month ago today Reconnaissance has revealed that the some attack smashed adjacent Gestapo headquarters and Stomi Troop barracks. In naval action, a British submarine sank one and probably two enemy supply dhips l n a recent attack on a convoy near the Norwegian coast. In Italy, British troops have rossed the strategic Coslna river and established five small beachheads. A communique describes the fighting as very bitter, as the Germans throw in more Infantry and oMniery. oizrgJVear Touhy Gangsters Lead Attempt To Break Prison; Guard Slain JOLIET, ILL., Nov. 24 (U.R)- 0l ,e ffu ,,rtl • ^Tkjjccl ami four prisonerswounded/when a B niiK of-convicU' riiaW ^""successful nltchipl lo break out of Illinois .state prison _ The-prisoners were led by I wo members of (he notorious *Iioucr Toughy gang. They tried to Placb n ladder against the prison wall. However, a guard In a control lower saw them and opened fire. The prisoners were unarmed. A |\| II I - "inchlnc 8im bullet struck, the Plane I Inn Arm 9ii e " nrd> Zoethc Sk wvs. -who-had nans underway i^^^mr^ Toughy—one of the toughest eangsters of Chicago's prohibition era, engineered a successful break from the slate prison nt Jollet two yemt ngo. ' . >- • And among thtit band of seven convlcls were William Stewart' an<] Matthew Nelson who struck,', again today. However, Tougliy was not 'A' Presentation Canning Company To Receive Award Here On December 5th . Elaborate , plans arc being made for official presentation of Hie "A" ;award to Blytheyllle Canning Company which wll] receive the highest award Hie government can bestow for production. The award will be made Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1 p. m., for the first time this award has been received by a canning company In the Soulh- .west region, comprised of 12 states. The Chester B. Franz Company of Mammoth Springs recently received a similar award for Us production In I!s poultry processing plant. ^The Chamber of Commerce is In charge O f one part of the program while the government is arranging lor its phase of presentation ceremony. Brig. Gen. Wilmot A. personally tempt.- involved In today's at- Freight Rates To Be Discussed Southern Governors Meeting At Biloxi Want Fair Rates Miss " pot, will act for both the Army. •It is expected that personnel of Blytheville Army Air Field will be included. • in the program. "Members of-the .committee, which made it possible'for Blylheville to establish a small cannery here In the, .1920S, ..will..take, .part, it was announced by J. Well-Broks,-secretary ; bf the Chamber of Commerce. . • : ' •-• .. ' ' •. T J 1C award is being made for the high record set,by..the company m 1943, under management of E. R. Lancashire. .' Navy and *""* ana annual Southern Community fundNee'ds $1000 More Attend Funeral Rites For Kennett Resident Relatives have returned from Kennett, Mo., where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Jim M. Hall, mother of Joc Hall and sister of Airs. John C. McHaney, who died Monday night, she was GS. They were with her when she passed away after an illness of several months. Also attending the funeral Wednesday afternoon were Miss Frances McHaney and Mrs. U H. Moore She is also survived by her husband, four other sons and daugh-- ters, and seven other sisters. Her so ."'• J°c Hall, U a civilian employe at Blytheville Army Air Field. flames Damage House The four-room house at 1012 South Lily, owned by Dave Pinkley, Negro, was damaged by fire yesterday afternoon. Flames were confined lo |he i.wn rear rooms. . ,—. the Community Fund S1000 short of its goal for 1945, this amount must be raised at once or organizations receiving funds for operation next year. will.have, to curtain activities or make other arrangements, It was announced today by the committee in charge. In the belief that it is negligence, ramer than lack of community spirit, on the part of some i>crsons who have not yet contributed, the committee Is making a public appeal for this amount. Because the Community Fund aids many civic and educational projects, without which Blytheville would be a much less desirable Place in which to live, this amount « necessary to provide programs already arranged. Both small and large donations are welcomed for this community- wide project with numerous gilts of $1 making It possible for such activities as the schob] band, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, cemetery associations, Parent-Teacher Associations, library, Goodfellows lor care of the poor at Christmas and a contingent fund for miscellaneous aids. Checks can be mailed or taken to Chamber of Commerce. 'Them Critters' Keep Children From Classroom. VANCEBURG, Ky., Nov. 24. (UP) —Farmer Joseph Johnson of Vance,"£' Ky., refuses to send his three children lo the rural school, Not because he is opposed , to education °"t because Farmer Johnson says, iinr re ' s wl 'dcats in' them lhar "His and I nln't sending my youngsters to no school unlil them critters are killed." School superintendent Tom Rowand says he'll send a posse with he children /or a few days with Instructions to be on' the alert for cats wild or tame. Then, If no catamounts show up, he plans to cn- torce the compulsory school attendance law. I" an all out drive against wildcats, county officials announce that a reward of Sioo will be paid lo iM C brln Bing In a Kentucky wildcat, dead or alive. N. oTcottoTT Mnr. . 2I69 2175 21g5 2]65 2WO May . 2170 2177 2166 2166 2172 July . 2152 .2i5fi 2150 2151 2154 Oct. . 2086 2086 2084 2073 2084 Dec. . 21G3 2170 2163 2107 2165 24 today at Governors' Con... onst are ; thai „ j. rates discriminatory against the South will be the principal theme, ' No preliminary announcement had been-made as'to the'- keyrjole of tills year's" conclave of Souther) Governors.•'However', a '^re.TCor/j.A* tion sUtlerrlent by Waiter McDonald, chairman ofjthe.Georgia,'Pub- lic Service Commission, : tended to reveal that a preponderance of discussions at Ihe jveek-end gathering,,would .be devoted'\tp. the s,uesllon''of. rail rales; ,Aj- *:,; According' to McDonald, In Bll- oxi the absence of Governor Ellis Arnall of Georgia, the conference will be,asked to Join Georgia in spurring the suit now* pending bc- lore the United States Supreme Court. * Georgia is seeking approximately 11 million dollars. in damages resulting from allegedly unreasonable freight rates. . . ' . • Arkansas;Briefs '" LITTLE ROCK.-Buri Harris of Russellville, chief deputy sheriff of Pope County, was etec^td president of the Arkansas Peace Officers and Sheriffs Association it the closing session of the organi- sation's annual convention at I.K- tle Kock Wednesday. Other officers elected iicre: Fred Bradley of Little Rock, chief deputy U. S. marshal, first vice president; Oapl. W. G. Staub of the Little Rock police department, second vice president, and I'olice Chief IV. C Grain of -Tonesboro, secreiary- Ircasurer. LITTLE KOCK. — Chairman John Morrow of the Arkansas Flood Control Commission, ac- companietl by Commission Secretary Recce Caudle and M. \V. Greason, will represent Arkansas at the Mississippi Valley Association's annual meeting at St. Louis Monday and Tuesday. LITTLE ROCK.—The Arkansas Welfare Board has approved appointment of seven .county board members. The new board members are Mrs. Hal Freeman of Baxter County; Philip McCorklc of Clark County; C. I). Daniel of nrpw County; Arlie Kstes of Fullon County; .1. S. Dillick of Hcrop- slcail County; Clay Street of Sharp County, and Hr. N. C. MM- ey of Sharp County. Dulcle Wif- gins was appointed county visitor for Mississippi County. | EL nOKAIIO.—The monthly ; Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission i report shows that production of j crude oil and condensalc froai pools of southern Arkansas declined during September. But the yield of natural gas was higher than that of August In lite 20 fields of north central Arkansas. UTTLB HOCK. —Mrt. Mojse iCahu of New Orleans will be Hie principal speaker a( the annual convention of the Little Hock section of the National Council of Jewish Women nt Little R.ick Nov. 27, 28 and 29. Mrs. Herbert Laikin is president of Hie Little Rock section, ' Chicago Rye open high low close pr.cl. Dec. . lOD 109 108 108% 100M Mny . 107-)1 1077i 106 1 /; 107 107% No Lend-lease After The War, Roosevelt Says But Door Left Open For Loans To Allies As Aid To Recovery WASHINGTON. Nov. 24 (UP) — ("resident Roosevelt loday spiked re- ports.Hint Lentl-Lensc will continue niter Die war. In a report to Congress, the Pres- iiient said the vast lend-lense program, : and reverse lend-lease, hns brought victory closer. But, he added, they are- a system of combined wnr. supply, and they should end with the war.. , ,•-".. However,- the President definitely left the door open for post-war loan-arrangements wild the Allied nation.!, for a system, of "American loaiis and trade credits to help restore war-strained economics, The. President said the Allied syslonj Qi combined supply must be replaced 'with a permanent anil stronger united nations after the .war, . . ; ' >• , 1 British and American officials already are .reported dlsousslnif methods to provide the British with five billion dollars In United Slates credits, nn<t Uicrc Is lalk of a two million dollar 'credit to France. In his 17th report on lend lease Roosevelt - said more' than $3 348,000,000 worth of reverse lend lease hns boon furnished us'by the Bill- Ish-ln the po,'st two years. r l"he total Includes'services and supplies through last'' June 30. "•During'Ihe same two year period tlic Unlted'Statcs furnished some 10 and a half-billion "dollars worth of lend lease, material'To the British ,; and channelled a total of 18 and a half billion lo other Allied nations..' Workers To Co/feet Tin Cans, WosteJPopcr liolh tin cans niul sei'up paper will be collected tomorrow 111 fllylhcvnicVwIlh people urged to put Diclr pnriors, boxes'nnd flut- tpiicd cans on their front curb- l"K. Tlinl.lUi.njKt paper both are critical materials necessary to winning the wnr was iwlnted out by R, A, Nelson niul U O. Nash, clmirmcn In clmrge of these salvage drives. Tho cuns ami waste paper should be p!acc<i on the front curb early lit the morning with trucks lo make collection ns our- ly ns possible, It was siild. Late Bulletins WASHINGTON, Nov. 24. (Ul'J —The House Ways and Means (,'ommUlcfl has Voleil H lo 9 aBHlnsi cnmldcrliiR leslsludiin to re-cslahllsli price slnbllltittlon machinery 'for the ioft coal In- ilustry. ' •'' .; Farm Program Production Balance Will Be Necessary, AAA Director Says LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 24 (UP) — Director C. D. Walker of the Southern .. Division of the Agricultural Adjustment Agency says the farm production program for Arkansas, and the. rest of the nation, will be more ;strearrtllncd In 1945 than In any, year in farming history. Speaking before the annual crop goals conference at Little Rock today, Walker said streamlining is necessary to balance farm output of actual needs. Ami added that there will be less selccllon and less opportunity than ever before for the substitution of commodities as a result of this balance. Representatives of federal and state agricultural departments, farm organizations and other agricultural interests are meeting at Little Rock to receive suggested stale goals from the War Food Administration. The goals, to be decided on by tin- group, will form a 1045 production pattern for Arkansas farmers. Readjustment Home For Girls Considered LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 24. (UP)— The board of directors of the Arkansas Training School for Oirls Is considering establishment of a re-f adjustment home for girls discharged from the school. Mrs. Fannie Goodman, superintendent of the school at Alexander, s»ys many girls leaving the school have no homes and others do not have desirable homes in which lo readjust themselves. Girls discharged from Ihe training school would not be assigned to the home, to be located in Llllle Rock, but It would be offered to them as a privilege. The Rev. Calvin B. "Waller of Little Rock is chairman of the board. N. Y. Stocks AT&T 1G4 1 Amcr Tobacco 653 Anaconda Copper 27 5 Beth Steel <jl 5 Chrysler 89 Gen Electric 39 i Gen Motors 61 1- MOnlgomery Ward 52 3 N Y Central 18 1- Int Harvester 77 North Am Aviation 87 Republic Steel 18 Radio 10 Socony Vacuum 13 1- Studebakcr . .;.... 17 Standard of N J 54 1 Texas Corp 47 i. Packard 51- US Steel 56 3- Gold, mixed witli molten glass, produces the finest of all tinted glasses—a. rich, royal ruby. U. S., Britain In Agreement On Air Issues CHICAOO, Nov. 24 (UP>— Tlic United Stales ami Oroia Britain today announced lliolr solutions for settling the issues Involving freedom of the air,' and arc now virtually In complete agreement. Al the civil aviation conference, tlic British have agreed to the right .of plmtcs to Injid on foreign countries, lo llmti ilie 'functions of thu IntcnuiUonal (Hitlicrjly to rccom- niendallons.'and'to bnse nlvllue expansion onr the business a company Bets nitlicr-tlinii on national mio- lpal point' of dbiifircc- mcnt now is a mtUiiemallcai" 'formula for the amount of truffle an ulr carrier mny plcf: ui)"'iuid discharge In Intermediate countries on long International routes. ' ! Al'- another mcellni; In Chicago,* the ffiio called for Intcrniillolial 1A-' bor colldboraflon, mid follqwed cip' with accepting an Invitation 'to' the' British Iradc unlnii congress In txmdon. Tlic CIO also plans lo meet with British mid Soviet mbor' leaders In IIM International, labor meeting next year. - : ' Earlier Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickcs told members of tho CIO national convention thab the presidential campaign was the dirtiest In our history, and says he doubts If we could 'endure long under- Hie kind -of unity advocated by' the rcnctionarlcs. iv): v.-• . - - : •;?-••'-[• M. and A. To Continue ••' Passenger Service '. i HARRISON, Ark , Nov. 24. (UP)-— President L. A. Watklns of Ihe Missouri and Arkansas Hallway says his company has filed n request with the Arkansas Corporation Commission to withdraw its application to abandon passenger servlco on the line. Tlic M. and A. filed an application with the commission last month asking permission lo abandon nil passenger service. The application staled that the road was operating at n loss because oi the passenger service. However, several of the cities served by the lines, as well as labor unions, filed protests with the commission asking that the petition (or abandonment, be refused. Watklns says he decided lo withdraw the application because he has received encouragement in a promised Increase of passenger, mall and express service If the service Is continued. Big Aircrafl Plant Among targets Air WASHINGTON,- Nov; 2-1 (U.L'.-Tokyp hai been, hit hard. AH renorts <m today's H-20 I'uicl sliowJhai.it wan «> big one. A though tho oxud number of Super-Forts .which " Blacked the Jap tho loci W.H oxu numer o uper-Forts .which " ap capitMl K 110 t, icvcalgd. Genera Arnold , J.H a "sizeable" ine, And that word, >"S nble m (ho piist has mount 100 or more plttiies." ,'jv.f ' ' ,.,„•,, 7°, wm , lcd " < i ur| y r ° m- hou " bc^o mentioning the? rii I Ami. not until another hour had pawed 'did. it be&$* ! " i , m!lnevu ". KO '»« 'Inmago to major Air'AstWIa-- 1 ; lioiiH. ihon the Dm' 'i'7 M • •-•>••"»• "um«Bu w <nujur >yjtr iJisiaila-- ilion Uic Donici news agency re ented^only, to'thu extent of suyiug that "pnictically .m.dumagV^vTs suffered' * by "im'pqrtani Installation^,", v> Borrowing n lest from Ooebbels' nolcbook, the f j»p bropag'andlsts said fires were starred among "civil- Inn homes ajid^ hospl^li'/But these, Tokyo added, were,"smalF', said easily controlled , ' But this' attaclt^camecrout In bronrt daylight, Js important aside from Its size It's, Important because H'« the start of a'campaign to turn!' Tok>o into a charred carbon copy ot Berlin United Press War Cor- Reds Win Fight On Saare Island Stalin Announces End Of Resistance In Estonia Battle MOSCOW, Nov. 21 (UD-I'ic- inler Stalin today announce;! Hint Uie-Hcd Arjtiy hns completed Ilia liberation of ''Estonia by crushing Oormnn ntelstniice on Snnrc' island In [lie OuK of Ulga. Tlie fast-breaking Russian Offensive northeast bf Budapest is : foiu- IUR nliead In southeastern Slovakia todny. Some 10 miles northeast of tho Hungarian capital U'oops ot tho Soviet Fourth Ukrainian Aimy have renewed their drive Into Slovakia from liberated nutheiila nnd arc .slugging ahcml on a -a8-mllu front. At one nolnl-lho recaptured [•nil ccntqr of. Cop, Fourth ukialn- lau , Army, 1 Iroops are only about, 40 mites rroni a Junction with' tho Kcd Army imlts.bL'slcglng Miskolc, Hun- Bnry's flUh'iclty. .. ' ' - \ , Capc Girardeau Attorney Convicted Of Extortion NASHVILLE, Tcmv, Nov. 24 (UP) —J. Grant Frye, a Cape Girardeau, Mo., attorney who once ran for Congress In' Missouri, today faces a five-year sentence In the stale penitentiary. He has hcen convicted on charges of extortion. The sentence was passed late yesterday by Special Judge Jack Norman In Division II, Davidson County Criminal Court. Charges were preferred against Kryc by Mr. and Mrs. William Rllcy, of Nashville, operators of the Rtley Water Tank Company. The plaintiffs testified thai Frye, while serving as counsel for Ihe city 3f Illmo, Mo., where they had built 6 water tank, won a damage suit ngnlnst their firm. But that he had, [>rlor to tho trial, offered lo turn over nil evidence In the case to them for $5,000 cash. Another suit charging criminal libel Is pending against Frye. Meanwhile, the attorney has moved for a new trial in the first case. Troops on the North African 'rout used up 1,500,000 gallons, of easoline dally at tho height of nc-' tion, ., rngliig around the city's' oiisia Mosco.w .still has not conflrincit Die Berlin report that Soviet troops are .slormlns the Danubo - river Island of Csepel, on tlta southern edge of the .-city, ; ,;Howover, both • Berlin and Moscow roixirl violent fighting on the /eastern approaches to the Damiblaji stronghold. / • • Trio Jo. Appeal Qu i I ty ,'Verdict In Contempt Case MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark., Nov ,24 <UP,>— Acting Sloiia County" Judge J. Paul Ward' hns fined" Mayor Jared Trcvathan of liatesvllle, publts|ier of a weekly newspaper at Bntcsville,; $25 . for contempt ' at court. , . . . ' . , Ami he also fined two other men, Bryan Lancaster aiid Edwin Ticcr, wlio were arranged ••' on slmllar chnrgc.'! along with Trevathan. Lancaster waj, fined $150 and Tlccr was fined $50. A 20-day Jail sentence Imposed on Lancaster wns suspended, • ! The three were charged with contempt of court for allegedly writing, printing and circulating 11 circular describing . the Stone Circuit Court a.v "corrupt." The circular was distributed In connection with one of the hottest, political campaigns ever held In Stone Coimly. Tlic Slone Circuit Judge, S. M. Bone, disqualified himself because of his personal Interest In the case. Dene H. Colcinan ot Batcsvlllc, who represented the trio, snjs he will anneal the verdict to the Arkansas Supreme Court. A K-29 BASE, Sulpin, Mula- 1 ' nai, Na\. U (UP) L_' Brigadier' Oeneral fcmmett O'Oonnell Jr.'i leader ot the Sup«i<ortrt« mi.i- Hlon o\tr Tokyo hu fluhed back word that mVtlKable tank force of 'iky ltl»nt« fMHJ .nuccessfqtly" bombed ImpOrUat ralllUiy ob-\ Jfctivcs at the Japanoe capital. Major Hob«i Morran, Ashe- vllle, N. C, pilot of'the famed B 17 "MraphU fWIe", 9 f the 8th Air Fore* In .Europe, mw »t the control] or the (|nt* bomber over Tokyo O'DonrwU' WM in thfei plan* as command pllei and leaflj cr of the miwion. it Ovcrlcamlng the weather and Wugh rwTlfatlmai problenui the big' raiders harhrnered the Naka-', , jlrtm aircraft rjicUr/Itftbe wei<- crn outjklrt, <T*»yo 3-' v ^ Blaylock Named Grand Royal Arch Captain LITTLE ROCK—O. E. Nichols of Hot Springs has been elected grand high priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Arkansas. Other officers elected by Ihe chapter, meeting at ilJttle Rock Thursday, were: \V.' B. Ward of Pine Bluff, grand king; J. Q. Lane of Joncsboro, grand scritj; T. 1. Blankcnship of Little Rock, grand treasurer; C. D. Hill of Little Rock, grand secretary; John Q. Wolf of Batesvllle, grand secretary emeritus; R. D. Adams of Little Rock, grand chaplain. E. ft. Wynn of Bald Knob, grand captain of the host; Vaughn Winston of Little Rock, grand principal sojotirner; R. E. Blaylock of Blytheville, grand royal arch captain;, P. J. Scully of Hot Springs, grand master of the third veil; J W. Tlirailklll of Osceola, grand master of the second veil; Paul Butler of El Dorado, grand master of the first veil. And J. F. Peugh of North Little Rock, gran'd sentinel, New York Cotton open high low close pr.cl. Mar. . 2172 2177 2171 2171 2175 May . ; 2175 2180 2174 2174 2178 July . 2166 2158 2155 21S3 2157 Ocl. . 2037 2087 2085 2032 2086 Dec. . 21Cfi 3175 2155 2170 ZISS icspondcnt Mac Johnson, now at Saipan Itl the Marlahf* Islands, where $li<j! raid , was mounted, had B (ttlfc vtyh .tfrlg. Oeff Haywood Hansel, Jr, conimander of the 21st Bomber "Command, "ana Brig Gen Emmctl O'Donnell, Jr, who led the attack ' v « Promise More Raids t In the aecks and months ahcadi they said, air raid sirens will & echoing ngain and again In the city of six-and-one-half million O Donnell,^ a former West Point football coach, Rdde,oV . "We'll probably get a, lot of opposition over ,Tok>o, but we've got tu bore right In—nnd we wjli" Arnold wenl further In a report to President Roosevelt,' he said' "The battle for Japan has beeli Joined Th,is operation Is in np scrae a hlt-and-ruti r«ld It Js a cilculat- ed extension of our air power ' No part of'the Japanese empire f ls now out of our range ' , I, Arnold skid flatly that the raid Is the kick-off In a campaign aimed at' softening up the Japanese heart for the .ultimate Invasion^ . " Incidentally, the existence of tlic 2lst Bomber Command, the second combat unit of the.B-29-flylng 20fh Air Foice, was disclosed s with the announcement of. Its first mission' against Tokyo today v The 21st Bomber Command operates from Snlpan white the 20th Bntriber Command has Its bases In China 2700 miles away. ".' Fngineers Prepare Fields ' Air Force, engineers'got to work on those new Saipan bases on the slith day of the Invasion of the Island And within six hours they had filled up 600 holes in homb- IMCkcd Aslito airfield Of course details of those air fields are secret But one of them has seven miles of taxlways The engineers mo\ed four million tons of rock coral in building th* base And they sniffed an enure bluff which blocked a runwixy. As for the news from the Philippines, American tanks and infantry are nearing the rolling Ormoc plain on Leyto Island today Thej ha,ye captured the Japanese stronghold of LImon and moved on across the Lejte river bridge 800 yards to the stuth Weather " ARKANaAS-Mostly cloudy with rain Saturday and In west portions tonight arid "In southwest portion this attention Warmer tonight. Heaviest frost of (he fail was reported intersection last night. Livestock^ ; ST. LOUJ6, NOV. 24 (UpV-Hoj 8900, salable 7,500; top 14,40, 180- 27ft ]bs 1430-1440 140-lSO Ins 1300-1375. Sows 1385' ;,' / • f Cattle 4,300; salable 3.000 Calve': 1,000, all salable. ,Co^ 7.50-1 07o. Canners anft cutters 5,50-7, Slaughte,* steers ,9.50-1725. .-Slaughter heifers 8-1675.)Stocker and feeder steers 8-13 W. J . •- ' '' v

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